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Avery Sharpe: 400: An African American Musical Portrait (JKNM)

This four-movement suite, which both invokes and honors the 400-year history of African-American people from the arrival of the first slave ships in 1619 to the present, resonates with tonal, improvisational, and lyric richness, befitting both the subject matter and the ongoing legacy of bassist Sharpe, one of our premier musicians and jazz educators. Like … Read More “Avery Sharpe: 400: An African American Musical Portrait (JKNM)”

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Avery Sharpe: Running Man

Anyone who had the pleasure of hearing Avery Sharpe collaborate with McCoy Tyner in concert during their long association is aware of the bassist’s ability to move from the role of light-fingered accompanist to commanding soloist with great charm and deceptive ease. Not surprisingly, the same gifts are evident on Running Man, though of course … Read More “Avery Sharpe: Running Man”

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